7/30 Library Books

Fiction Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. In the third novel of the Dragon Jousters series, Altan serf Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war. Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick. In Victorian England, a “private inquiry agent” helps a teacher rescue her pupils from thugs. Non-fiction Lance Armstrong’s […]

Housing Authority talks heating and cooling

QCS STAFF One hot topic at Thursday’s Housing Authority meeting was furnaces — pun intended. Specifically, officials declared the terminology used in an invitation to bid for heating and cooling systems was unclear. They said bidders were unsure whether they had to use brand name units or just those compatible with the brand name. Hence, […]

7/30 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Wednesday l At 3:57 a.m., a security company called to report suspicious noises at a car dealership. l At 8:54 a.m., a male reported vandalism to a vehicle on East McGee. Police found the driver’s-side window was broken; were […]

7/30 Community Notes

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce board of directors has a new vacancy. Anyone interested in being on the chamber board, contact a board member or call 461-1694. n n n The ACI Issues Round Table is scheduled for noon on Aug. 16 at the Holiday Inn. A representative from the Association of Commerce and […]

Farmers’ market offers more than freshness

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Farmers’ Market Manager Bobbie DeFoor said it’s her apple butter that drives folks wild — although she admits the fresh tomatoes may be equally compelling. And those are just two of the items usually available at the annual market held on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. until […]

Entire state goes tax-free on Aug. 5

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Anyone who ever wanted to get out of paying taxes now has their chance. In fact, the entire state of New Mexico will go tax-free for the first time in its history from Aug. 5-7. Thanks to legislation passed by lawmakers in the 2005 session, consumers will get a […]

Reading program had good turnout


By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN The tots and teens of Tucumcari are having a busy summer, amassing nearly 1,400 hours reading 5,346 books for the Tucumcari Public Library Summer Reading Program, according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker. Library records show 247 children enrolled in the annual gig, with more than 100 of them showing […]

Credit union gets face lift

By QCS Staff What started in 1954 as a group of Tucumcari guys in somebody’s kitchen has blossomed into a thriving group of hundreds of customers at a viable section of Route 66. Specifically, the group of guys were Southern Pacific Railway workers who met to come up with ways to help save money and […]

Quay County will receive more than it spends this year

By QCS STAFF This year the $6 million that will come into Quay County is more than the county will spend, according to County Manager Terry Turner at Monday’s final budget review. In addition to discussing any revisions before sending the 2005-2006 proposed budget to Santa Fe, Turner and three county commissioners detailed the bottom […]

Police chief says identity theft on the rise

By QCS staff Identity theft is not some obscure crime merely joked about in humorous bank ads, but a serious crime that’s on the rise — right here in Tucumcari, according to Police Chief Larry Ham, offering some tips to protect yourself: • Guard your Social Security number. • Monitor your credit report. • Shred […]